David C. Mulligan, MD,FACS

Specialty

General Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant, Liver Tumors, Living Donor Transplants, Organ Donation, Organ Transplant, Pancreas Transplantation, Pancreatic Cancer, Transplantation


Phone
(203) 785-6501
Accepting New Patients

Biography

David Mulligan, MD, is Yale Medicine’s chief of transplant surgery and immunology, and director of the Yale New Haven Transplantation Center. He is an internationally-acclaimed leader in organ procurement, distribution and transplantation—with a focus on living-donor liver transplants. He also performs pancreas and kidney transplants, as well as surgery for liver and pancreatic disorders and tumors.  

Dr. Mulligan, who established the solid organ transplant program at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona before joining Yale Medicine, chose his field partly because of the amazing recoveries patients often make after an organ transplant. “There is just nothing more rewarding than to see a patient who was moments from death walk out the door days after surgery with an entirely new outlook on life—and the ability to live a healthy normal life,” he says.

Organ transplant has evolved rapidly in the last 30 years, and the Yale New Haven Transplantation Center is a leader in performing both kidney and liver transplantations. But getting organs for all the people who need them has become more difficult, with some patients waiting several years.

Dr. Mulligan believes living-donor transplants are a solution to the organ shortage. He has helped drive a pioneering initiative by Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital that is creating supportive communities of living donors and providing them with free, lifelong local medical monitoring for any health issues that may arise related to their organ donation.

“If transplant surgeons don’t have these organs, it’s like having one hand tied behind our back, and we are unable to help our patients,” Dr. Mulligan says. “I think we can do better.”

Dr. Mulligan is also a professor of transplant surgery at Yale School of Medicine, and has served as chair of the Liver and Transplant Committee for United Network for Organ Sharing.

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Transplant Center

800 Howard Ave
Yale Physician's Bldg 4th floor
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 785-7162

Education & Training

Education

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Residency

University of Louisville;Case Western Reserve University

Fellowship

Baylor University Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare